• Chen Long continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as there were no changes to the top 10 of men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.

    Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.
  • Rivalry rematch possible: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could meet again at China Open

    Fuzhou: The 2015 China Open Super Series Premier tournament that featuring a strong line-up of world class shuttlers has kicked off in Fuzhou, China on Tuesday.Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

    Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

  • Chen Long named ambassador of Visa on Road to Rio

    Beijing: World No. 1 men's singles shuttler Chen Long has been selected by Visa, a multinational financial services company, as one of the Olympic hopefuls that Visa will support as Chen is aiming to compete in his second Olympics next year in Brazil.Chen Long (left) and Zhang Peimeng (right) with Visa's management team.

    Chen Long (left) and Zhang Peimeng (right) with Visa's management team.

  • Lee Chong Wei breaks into top 10 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: As BadmintonPlanet.com predicted in this article "Lee Chong Wei regains confidence with French Open victory" few days ago, former World No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei have shot up the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings after winning the French Open men's title last Sunday.Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

  • Hong Kong Open draw: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long placed in same half

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, and two-time world champion Chen Long were all placed in the same section of the Hong Kong Open draw that was released on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

    Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continue steady rise in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for October 22 ranking week showed Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continued to have strong upward momentum, checking in the BWF top 25 in both men's singles and men's doubles.

    Despite his disappointments at Korea Open, and Denmark Open, Lee Chong Wei has jumped six places, working his way back into the 19th position in the latest rankings.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Viktor Axelsen prepare for the French Open

    Paris: Over the past few years, the badminton scene has been dominated by mostly Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and sometimes Chen Long.

    However, the struggle of either Lee Chong Wei or Lin Dan in recent tournaments has been mirrored by Chen Long’s dominance and Viktor Axelsen’s rise.Let's go Lee Chong Wei!

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei!

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win 2015 Denmark Open

    Odense: This year's Denmark Open has been marked by upsets and by dramatic swings in fortune, with top shuttlers such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei all crashed out early from the tournament. Nevertheless, the upset trend was partially halted in the finals when Chen Long, Li Xuerui, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong went on to capture the men's singles, women's singles, and men's doubles titles respectively at the Denmark Open on Sunday.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V Sindhu beats Carolina Marin, Tommy Sugiarto survives in Denmark semis as upsets continue

    Odense: Two time world champion Carolina Marin's stunning three-set loss to 20-year-old Indian badminton ace P.V Sindhu in the women’s singles semi-finals on Saturday raised an obvious question: Was that the biggest upset in this year's Denmark Open? And what about the second-round loss by Lee Chong Wei and the quarter-final loss by Lin Dan?P.V Sindhu lay down on the court after she beats Carolina Marin in semi-finals at Denmark Open.

    P.V Sindhu lay down on the court after she beats Carolina Marin in semi-finals at Denmark Open.

  • Lin Dan upset by Viktor Axelsen in Denmark Open quarters

    Odense: The upset bug has struck Denmark Open -- again!

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark put on a masterclass over Lin Dan on Friday, handing Lin probably his worst career defeat by destroying “Super Dan” 21-8, 21-7 in 36 minutes.Viktor Axelsen celebrates after beating his badminton idol Lin Dan at Denmark Open quarter-finals.

    Viktor Axelsen celebrates after beating his badminton idol Lin Dan at Denmark Open quarter-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats P. Kashyap in Denmark opener

    Odense: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia showed few signs of rust on Wednesday as he returned to action after an early exit at Korea Open almost one month ago, beating No. 8 seed Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap 21-14, 21-15 in the first round of the Denmark Open.Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

    Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long hit the court for Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Badminton A-listers Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long will play their first round of Denmark Open on Wednesday, but they aren't the only big names hanging out around the Odense Sports Park.Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

    Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

  • Goh Jin Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong surge up BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: There wasn't much movement atop the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, with Chen Long, Saina Nehwal, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei holding their places as world No. 1 in men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles respectively.For such a small body, Goh Jin Wei has a strong badminton instinct.

    For such a small body, Goh Jin Wei has a strong badminton instinct.

  • Hendrawan says patience is key for Lee Chong Wei to beat Chen Long

    Kuala Lumpur: Having lost twice to Chen Long this year, Lee Chong Wei's coach Hendrawan vowed to turn things around this time with the Malaysian badminton maestro set to meet world No. 1 Chen Long in the quarter-finals of Denmark Open and probably semi-finals of the French Open.Lee Chong Wei looks to flex his muscle at Denmark and French Open.

    Lee Chong Wei looks to flex his muscle at Denmark and French Open.

  • Kenichi Tago quits Japan national team

    Tokyo: Kenichi Tago who played a critical role in defeating China in the semifinals of the 2014 Thomas cup tournament, has decided to quit the Japan national team starting on October 1. The Nippon Badminton Association had announced that Tago will be competing as an independent shuttler going forward.Best wishes to Kenichi Tago!

    Best wishes to Kenichi Tago!

  • Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

    Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mixed doubles titles Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan have piled up. In addition to their consistently top results in mixed doubles, the pair reached another milestone as they've earned 102,935 ranking points in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday, 20,223 points more than Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia who were ranked world No. 2. Xu Chen/Ma Jin, Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin, and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen occupied the No.3, No. 4 and No. 5 place in mixed doubles respectively.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

  • Denmark Open: Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long and Lin Dan in the same half

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2015 Denmark Open men’s singles draw was announced on Tuesday, and it has thrown up some curveballs for the top players.

    Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current World No. 1 Chen Long and two times Olympic Champion Lin Dan were placed in the same half of the Denmark Open draw.Lin Dan has made a steady rise in BWF world ranking to world No. 3.

    Lin Dan has made a steady rise in BWF world ranking to world No. 3.

  • Chen Long, Sung Ji Hyun win Korea Open titles

    Seoul: No. 1 seed Chen Long remained perfect in Korea Open finals, winning the men's singles title on Sunday without dropping a set in his formidable Korea Open run.Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

    Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

  • Ajay Jayaram to play Chen Long in Korea Open final

    Seoul: Beaten twice this year by Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei at German Open and US Open, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram dominated Chou at the semi-finals of Korea Open, brushing aside the No. 7 seed 21-19, 21-15 in 43 minutes to storm into the finals of the USD 600,000 event on Saturday.What a performance by Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon Seong in the Korea Open semi-finals.

    What a performance by Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon Seong in the Korea Open semi-finals.

  • Korea Open: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong ousted, Chen Long advances

    Seoul: Both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong who were born on the same day and of the same month, couldn't add to their birthday celebrations with a victory on Friday at Korea Open, after losing their men's doubles quarter-finals match against No. 4 seeds Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan 16-21, 12-21 in 32 minutes.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long.

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long.

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